Chicks on Speed (Melissa E. Logan & A.L. Steiner)
Over 20 years Chicks on Speed have worked between the worlds of Music, Art & Fashion creating their own Gesamtkunstwerk. They have collaborated widely in the world of music art and media development.
The group has a built up a collaborative system of rotating members co-authoring, bouncing ideas, building exhibitions, and teaching seminars. Learning by doing, open source building Objektinstruments, high tech or no tech hand-made musical devices/wearable design.
Proactive, the group is driven by reshuffling structures, be it in music, non-conformism reaches to their fine art practice installations, seminars, poetry and video work.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, J. 'SCREAM' Artscience Museum, Singapore. 'The Power of Making', Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. 'Cultural Workship Now! 'Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bitanian, Berlin, D. 'Touch Me Baby, I'm Bodycentric, a Multimodalplosion!', City Gallery Wellington. 'A New Line', Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, UK. 'Art For Sale', Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, F. JAMaramma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AUS
Melissa E. Logan is co founder of Chicks on Speed and recently founded University of Craft Action Thought. A.L Steiner is a photographer, radical activist, filmmaker, critical theorist and teaches at Princeton. Logan & Steiner collaborated on paintings for Gallery Gisela Clement
Free Thinking is For Free
Free Thinking was the title of a workshop in Riga given by Logan, Steiner and Kathi Glas. We used costume constructions and, while wearing them, walked through the city, shooting arrows at buildings. The performance was part vaudeville, part self-thereapy, Psychogeography and public demonstration. Free Thinking is For Free was the artwork as well as a chant. The flag has been exhibited at CAC, Artspace Sydney, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and, most recently, at the Zollamt Gallery, on the Austrian/Slovenian boarder, in 2016.